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December 2017

3 Dec 17New optical ultrasound needle
   Ultrasound imaging needle to transform heart surgery
Heart tissue can be imaged in real-time during keyhole procedures using a new optical ultrasound needle developed by researchers at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and UCL. The revolutionary technology has been successfully used for minimally invasive heart surgery in pigs, giving an unprecedented, high-resolution view of soft tissues ... [more]

November 2017

28 Nov 17Dr Patricia HorcajadaJoint Institute Seminar - Engineered-surface Metal-Organic framework nanoparticles for drug delivery
P. Horcajada IMDEA Energy, Avda. Ramon de la Sagra 3, 28935 Mostoles-Madrid Spain patricia.horcajada@imdea.org The involvement of Metal-Organic Frameworks (MOFs) in biomedical applications is currently one of the hot topics in the emerging field of hybrid porous solids. In particular, nanometric MOFs (nanMOFs) have recently attracted a great deal ... [more]
15 Nov 17QMUL awarded £1m grant to establish robotics centre for tackling nuclear waste
Funding has been given by The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) to The Centre for Advanced Robotics @ Queen Mary (ARQ). It will go towards the creation of the National Centre for Nuclear Robotics (NCNR) which is a multi-university project* that has received funding and contributions totalling £40m** to ... [more]

September 2017

12 Sep 17The findings of this research study may help explain why cartilage breaks down with ageing or arthritisResearch paper identifies the secret life of collagen
Dr Gupta and Prof Knight have just published exciting results which cast light on how cartilage is able to withstand the demanding mechanical environment of the joint and may eventually help to explain why cartilage breaks down with ageing or arthritis. Collagen changes its crystallinity in response to physical forces, ... [more]

March 2017

27 Mar 17Research to heal fetal membranes receives funding from Great Ormond Street and Sparks Charity Research to heal fetal membranes receives funding from Great Ormond Street and Sparks Charity
Dr Tina Chowdhury has been awarded a project grant by GOSH and Sparks charity (£148, 862). The project will develop a novel therapy to heal fetal membrane defects in the womb with Anna David (fetal medicine professor, UCL), Alvaro Mata (nanotechnology professor, SEMS), Jan Deprest (fetal surgeon/professor, Leuven), Dan Bader (biomechanics ... [more]

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